Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Fall 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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38 Autumn 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine basically roasting instead of frying." •e circa 1922 granary itself — where recipe-followed mixtures of corn and oats were passed into a hammer mill to create feed for the cows — is a survivor, its 6,179 square feet on three levels larger than the main house itself. It actually predates the dairy's heyday, when Durham banker John Sprunt Hill in 1934 acquired the 2,200-acre Wake'eld Farm, shunning milking machines in favor of hand-milking. "Hill believed that the ma- chines damaged the cow's udders, thus caus- ing an overall decrease in production," ac- cording to a National Register of Historic Places fact sheet. Its cavernous interior, at 'rst glance, sug- gests a spot perfect for a barn dance. "Every- one has said that," Nancy Crawford said. But in the years when the Crawfords raised their son, Andrew, here, the granary took on a new history all its own, becoming the boy's vast workshop, from woodworking to leather crafting. "•is is where he would spend his childhood," he said. "We'd hear him all hours," she said. "We knew where he was," Terry Crawford said. •e skills learned in the granary, as well as at the University of North Carolina School Continued on Page 42 kk Just inside the granary, after a walk through the enclosed WPEXI¾SSVIHFVII^I[E]MWXLI "three-season tavern," left, featuring a family crest that was the handiwork of the couple's son. Above are initials carved into a beam long ago.

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